Lagos State says 119 residents showed symptoms of COVID-19
Lagos State Government on Tuesday said about 119 residents have showed symptoms of coronavirus during the house to house testing it began recently.
Speaking at a press conference, Lagos State health commissioner Akin Abayomi disclosed that 118,000 have been tested in the state during active search for coronavirus cases.
Abayomi said the idea behind the community testing “is to go to hot spots and go from door to door with our health personnel.”
The commissioner said the community search was activated to limit the spread of the disease in the state which has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country.
“So far, in the last two days, we’ve visited 118,000 households and we’re looking for the typical symptoms of COVID-19. We’ve identified about 119 people who have the symptoms that are suggestive of COVID-19,” Abayomi said.
“But let me remind you that COVID is one of the viruses that can cause respiratory symptoms.”
Abayomi noted that with other viruses in the country, the government is taking samples “from these 119 and analyse them and that would give us an idea of how much COVID-19 activity is happening in the communities.”
He urged “Lagos residents to remain on alert across communities and obey instructions aimed at containing the spread of #COVID-19 infection.”
Currently, the total number of confirmed cases in Lagos State stands at 192 with 61 persons treated and discharged. Six deaths have been recorded so far.
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